Marian Mancini wins NDP nomination in Dartmouth South

May 21, 2015

(Dartmouth, NS) Marian Mancini is the NDP candidate in the upcoming Dartmouth South provincial by-election. The retired legal aid lawyer secured the nomination at a meeting held earlier tonight.

Mancini says this by-election is about protecting patient care, standing up for the rights of workers and holding the McNeil government to account for poor decisions such as slashing the film tax credit and cutting funding to not-for-profit organizations.

“I spent my entire professional career working with people who were struggling to get by and as such I can’t condone the actions of the McNeil government,” says Mancini. “We need a government that supports organizations that assist our most vulnerable, not a government that chooses to target them with cuts. In this by-election I want to give residents in Dartmouth South their voice back on the issues that matter most to them.

NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald says Mancini will make an excellent candidate who’s professional background will prove beneficial as an MLA. She says this by-election is about sending a message to Stephen McNeil that he can’t continue to ignore the issues facing Nova Scotia families.

“This by-election is an opportunity for voters in Dartmouth South to let Stephen McNeil know he is on the wrong path on health care, keeping young people here at home, growing our screen industry and caring for our the most vulnerable,” says MacDonald. “To this point the McNeil government has used its majority to do what it wants without talking and listening to people. Voters in Dartmouth South know they can count on the NDP to stand up to the McNeil government on the things they care about.”